What's on inWatford

Welcome to Watford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Watford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Watford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Watford

28
JUL
Blues Pills live
St Pancras Old Church

Its been a long hard and winding road for mankind but in December 2011 the moment weve all yet unknowingly and yet unaware of our coming salvation been waiting for finally saw the light of day. Elin Larsson Cory Berry…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 673939
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28
JUL
Chickenshed K&C's Summer Holiday
St Matthews Church Centre

A great opportunity for young people aged 6‐14yrs to develop their performance skills in drama music dance and singing using Chickenshed's proven teaching methods and unique performance style. During the week participants led by our highly experience and energetic team will work…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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28
JUL
Chickenshed K&C's Young Theatre Maker
St Matthews Church Centre

Ages: 14‐18yrsCome and work with Chickenshed Kensington & Chelsea on a five‐day Summer Holiday Project to develop your skills in performing arts directing and delivering inclusive theatre workshops. Young Theatre Makers is a professional development programme that offers young people aged 14‐18…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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28
JUL
Get up and go Summer courses for children
st georges school

SPORTS COURSEChildren will take part in a variety of different sporting & fitness activities from dodgeball to football swimming and much more The week is led by professional sports coaches who will encourage the children to improve sports skills become a good…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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28
JUL
London Bridges Summer Workshops - Week One
Chickenshed Theatre

Ages 5‐12yrs from School Year 1Participants will learn the art of storytelling from the London Bridges cast across three half‐day workshops. All the familiar Tales from the Shed techniques will be used including movement singing improvisation and puppetry in order to create…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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28
JUL
Lunchtime Recital - Jelena Makarova (piano)
Regent Hall

Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer FestivalJelena Makarova piano Brahms ‐ Three Intermezzi Op. 117Beethoven ‐ Sonata in D major No. 15 Op. 28 Pastorale Causton ‐ In the Morning You Always Come BackScriabin ‐ Vers la flamme Op. 72…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07973 173583
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28
JUL
Summer Shed Performance Workshops - Week 1
Chickenshed

Ages 5‐12yrs from School Year 1Participants at this week‐long event will explore and develop a wide range of performance skills through workshops that involve drama dance singing and story‐making. Parents and friends will be invited in on the final afternoon to see…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02082 929222
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28
JUL
West End in Chelsea
Chelsea Academy

A jam packed and exciting weeklong set of workshops for children aged 7 to 16 to explore a different West End show each day and culminate in an all‐singing all dancing performance for friends and family.The West End is coming to Chelsea…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03300 884194
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28
JUL
West End in Hampstead
St Lukes Church Hall

The West End is coming to Hampstead A series of weeklong workshops for children aged seven to sixteen exploring a different hit show each day and culminating in an all‐singing all‐dancing performance for friends and family.The workshops present a fantastic opportunity for…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 03300 884194
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28
JUL
West End in Richmond
St Stephens Church

The West End is coming to Richmond A series of weeklong workshops for children aged seven to sixteen exploring a different hit show each day and culminating in an all‐singing all‐dancing performance for friends and family. The workshops present a fantastic opportunity…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03300 884194
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28
JUL
Expire
Barfly Camden

Expire at Barfly Camden in London on Monday 28 July 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the legwork…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
JUL
The Shires
Monto Water Rats

The Shires at Monto Water Rats in London on Monday 28 July 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

29
JUL
ART: Start to Draw
Lauderdale House

Scared of drawing; not sure where to start This is the course for you Sharon Finmark will guide you through a series of drawing exercises and introduce you to new ways of seeing. You will explore line tone shape form &…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 83 488716
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29
JUL
European premiere of Dessa Rose
Trafalgar Studios

This July the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London's West End. Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty Ragtime…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 717632
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29
JUL
Romeo & Juliet
Lauderdale House

Award‐winning Shooting Stars Theatre Company return for the third year running with a fresh and modern interpretation of one of the bards best‐loved tragedies. Come and see this accessible and exciting production where Shakespeare is stripped down to its gripping core. …

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 83 488716
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29
JUL
The Big Baroque Tour of Musical London
St Martin-in-the-Fields

ProgrammeThe Big Baroque Tour of Musical LondonHandel Concerto Grosso op 6 No 1Handel Aria: Lascia Chio PiangaHandel Aria: Tune The Soft Melodius LutePlayford Divisions on St Paul's SteepleStanley Solo for Flute and StringsLocke Music from The…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07929 296548
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29
JUL
Volvic Juiced Comedy Fest
York Lawns, Regent's Park

Volvic Juiced is a big believer in letting your hair down and making the most out of the summer months. Being the refreshing summer drink we felt it our duty to help you escape the daily grind and blow off some steam.Thats…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02076 936999
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29
JUL
Chilly Gonzales
Roundhouse

Chilly Gonzales at Roundhouse in London on Tuesday 29 July 2014. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn Viagogo…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
JUL
Chilly Gonzales Masterclass
Roundhouse

Chilly Gonzales Masterclass performs live at Roundhouse in London Greater London on Tuesday 29 July 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Chilly Gonzales Masterclass at Roundhouse now.…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
JUL
Alice Through the Looking Glass
St Paul's Church, Covent Garden

After the success of 2013 Iris Theatre returns for a 6th year of its celebrated summer season in the gardens of St Paul's Church Covent Garden. Following on from our 2013 smash hit family show Lewis Carroll's Alice through the Looking Glass…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02081 441898
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30
JUL
Lunchtime Recital - Han Seul Lee (piano)
Regent Hall

Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Regent Hall Summer FestivalHan Seul Lee pianoProgramme to include ‐ Beethoven ‐ Sonata in C Op.53 Waldstein…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07973 173583
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30
JUL
Sisteract: Gaggle and Pearl Harts
Proud Camden

GAGGLEhttps:www.facebook.compagesGAGGLE67969480749Award‐winning radical girl group Worlds best gangFounded & Directed by Deborah CoughlinBeyond description The TimesThe most exciting innovative and genuinely imaginative force in music right now NMEVivacious visceral spectacularly indignant wall of sound 45 The GuardianPowerful original and moving Clash THE…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07749 966692
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30
JUL
The Deep Hum presents Tigercub and Youthblood
The Social

The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It AllSpecial Guests:TigercubYouthbloodA special three month festival of events every Wednesday in July August and September at The Social in the heart of London's Fitzrovia. Bunkered down in the very centre of the city absorbed…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07737 628638
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30
JUL
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles 2014
Kensington Close Hotel

With the recent first flight trials of Taranis and the second set of carrier trials for the X‐47B momentum in UCAV development is gathering. Nations are looking towards next generation air combat systems as part of their long term air capability frameworks…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02073 689315
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30
JUL
Wild Wednesdays at Cliveden
Cliveden National Trust

Have some fun outdoor adventures whatever the weather at Cliveden's Wild Wednesday events. Held every Wednesday during the local school holidays there's a different theme for each session and lots of hand on activities to try. Ideal for children ages 4‐11 years.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01628 605069
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30
JUL
Dwight Yoakam
Shepherds Bush Empire

Dwight Yoakam at Shepherds Bush Empire live on Wednesday 30 July 2014 in London Greater London. For tickets to see Dwight Yoakam at Shepherds Bush Empire see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
JUL
Sadie the Hotheads
Jazz Cafe

Sadie the Hotheads at Jazz Cafe live on Wednesday 30 July 2014 in London Greater London. For tickets to see Sadie the Hotheads at Jazz Cafe see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
JUL
The Confessions Of Gordon Brown
Ambassadors Theatre

Gordon Brown hilariously exposes the darkest secrets of being Prime Minister the stab‐in‐the‐back plottings the betrayals and most importantly ‐ the hair gel. Love him or loathe him Gordon Brown was our greatest failure at…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
JUL
BASSMENT PROJECT
Proud Camden

London grown soul band Bassment Project features ten of the UKs youngest and inspired musicians fronted by songwritersproducers Mike Davies vocalsguitar and Phil Simmonds bass. Through a collaboration of musical exploration and a drive to make music the band was born through…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02074823867/07749 966692
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31
JUL
Future Folk
229

Ben River fuses contemporary alternative folk and classic songwriting with a unique sense of lyricism producing a rhythmic yet melodic emotional yet edgy sound that captivates any audience. This is a stunning line of up of some of the UKs finest contemporary…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02087 640008
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Tourist Attractions


Butterfly World

After a winter packed full of developments, Butterfly World near St Albans is ready to open its wings and amaze visitors this Spring. From 29th April 2010, phase II of this ever‐evolving project, due to complete in 2011 with the opening of the massive biodome , will…

De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

The De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre is the oldest of it's type in Britain today, which was opened in 1959 to display the De Havilland Mosquito prototype. There is a comprehensive collection of 20 de Havilland aircraft, along with related memorabilia. The Aeroshop specialises in all…

St Albans Cathedral

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban is the seat of the Bishop of St Albans and serves the Diocese of St Albans in the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, the Borough of Luton and the London Borough of Barnet.The cathedral is a centre of worship and mission…

Veralamium Museum

Verulamium Museum is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside there are ‐ recreated Roman rooms ‐ hands‐on Discovery Areas ‐ video presentations ‐ touch screen databases ‐ some of the finest Roman mosaics…

A P Amusements

A P Amusements ‐ Amusement Park in Watford, . Contact venue on telephone number 01923256348 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Abbey View Golf Course

Abbey View Golf Course ‐ golf course in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01727 868227 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Abbey View Golf Course golf courseclub.…

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